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G P D DO you remember a man called Sripad Dange? Yes, there was a man of that name. A fair man (in senses more than one!) and a witty man. Somebody siad of him once in private conversation, "a nice...
Protocols A G Noorani IN its Final Declaration of September 1, 1993, the International Conference for the Protection of War Victims earnestly urged all states to become parties inter alia to the two...
GPD ELECTORAL games our people play: that could be a nice title of a nice quickie on Indian elections. The games are, of course, expensive. And getting more expensive, every passing day. The '...
From Hour to Hour, We Rot and Rot! GPD Chandrababu Naidu has done one great service. He has brought it home to everyone that one's campaigns, one's politics and one's future cannot be separated from...
of a Bygone Era Arun Ghosh TWO problems arise in reminiscing over the past era and its comparison with present times. The immediate, and first response of any reader would and should be that the '...
GPD INDIA is a huge country. A cliche, you would say and you would be right. But then Mrs G and Miss G are proving it so repeatedly that one was forced to repeat the cliche. The mother and daughter...
GPD IN the Indian tradition one concept that has rarely been questioned if at all, has been that of the 'avatara', the godhead which descends down to the world of the mortals and saves it. The Gita...
By itself, the Convention Against Torture, which India has belatedly agreed to sign, does not amount to much. It is imperative that the text of India's instrument of ratification is made public and...
The 'puzzling failure of economics' highlighted by The Economist, London, in a recent lead article reflects essentially the underlying failure of the capitalist system. And since the socialist model...
For years successive governments of India have flatly refused to permit UN Special Rapporteurs on Extrajudicial Executions and on Torture to enter India. What, then, is the worth of professions of...
Advice without Accountability Arun Ghosh In its World Development Report (WDR) the World Bank pronounces, every year, not only its philosophy and ideology hut also the policies that developing...
Custodial Torture A G Noorani Against the background of the growing incidence of torture in custody, the 11 ''requirements to be followed in all cases of arrest or detention " listed by the Supreme...
One Country and Two Prosperities 2 One Phenomenon and Two Languages GPD The semantic exercises the Chinese engage in are fascinating. They used the characters hui gui (meaning 'regression') for what...
Break-Up and Privatisation of SEB in Andhra Pradesh An Upcoming Scam Arun Ghosh THERE is a new proposal, mooted by the highest political authority in Andhra Pradesh, to break up the Andhra Pradesh...
One Country, Two Prosperities GPD Will 'one country, two systems' work? Why will it not? For the truth of the matter is that they are two systems only in name. Both are capitalist systems and it is...

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